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Show. . .Sunshine Boys
by Bob Kaplan
of Neil Simon’s most hilarious plays, two famous vaudevillians get a chance to
reunite and perform one of their famous sketches. But first, they have to
resolve the differences that broke them up.
This show is an engaging homage to the tradition of Vaudeville.
(This play is intended for an adult audience and
may contain adult language and situations.)
by Joseph Skelly, Geri Skelly, Kathy Loizides, Ted Fleissgarten and John Hannon
George Loizides, Peter Morrison, Lara Bowen, Amelia Chiaramonte, Christopher
Fretto, and Kathryn Lerner.
and Saturday, May 4, 5, 11, & 12, 2012
pm at the Bellport Community Center.
- $18.; Seniors/Students - $15.
reported at Playcrafters’ Annual Meeting 2012, we are entertaining a proposal
from the Boys and Girls Club of Bellport that we could use the auditorium in
their new facility on Atlantic Avenue for our performances.
The Boys and Girls Club would expect Playcrafters to make substantial
contributions to the development of their auditorium into a suitable theatrical
venue. This topic was the subject of
a spirited debate with a number of issues raised at the annual meeting, and has
continued to receive careful consideration from the Board since then.
number of Playcrafters toured the new building recently, to examine the facility
firsthand, and the group photo in hard hats has been posted on the Playcrafters
website. Reactions to the auditorium
space were entirely positive, although it is still in the early stages of
construction. Members of the board
are working with directors at the Boys and Girls Club to develop a Memorandum of
Understanding that would establish a long-term basis for this joint undertaking
by our two groups. We are also
trying to develop a detailed plan for the improvements to the auditorium that
would equip it suitably for all its anticipated uses.
Finally, we have reached out to staff at the Gateway Playhouse to review
our plans in this regard, and they have eagerly offered to cooperate with us in
look forward to continued progress in this exciting venture, and hope to be able
to announce further developments within the next few months, as well as a
2012-2013 season making use of the new facility.
The Night of the Iguana
Tennessee Williams classic The Night of
the Iguana at the Bellport Community Center on January 20, 21, 27, and 28,
2012 to critical and popular acclaim. This
powerful drama, ably directed by George Loizides, starred Phil Eberhardt, Bob
Kaplan, Kathryn Lerner, Jane Maushay, Claire Parrella-Curran, Brian Raber,
Vincent Rasulo, and Mary-Alyce Vienneau.
Reviews in the Advance and
Newsday were favorable, noting Playcrafters’ intrepid handling of such
challenging material and commenting favorably on the “splendidly dilapidated
Congratulations are extended
to all involved - director, cast, producers, designers and crew alike.
One especially thoughtful member of the cast gifted those involved with
small memento rubber iguanas (complete with spectacularly long tails), which all
will cherish for a long time.
Interested in marching with us? Please
let us know
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Federman is in Meet My Husbands
with Billboard Players Community Church of East Williston, High Street and
Roslyn Road, East Williston. Performance
dates: April 27, 28 May 4, 5, 8pm,
April 29, May 6, 3pm. (516) 860-4424 Adults $15, Seniors $12
Flamingo Road Concert, June 23rd at the Boulton Center in Bayshore,
7:30pm, tickets $25. Playcrafter
Des Burke is one of the four original band members who have reunited
after 30 years. The group traces its primary influences to the "art
school" groups of the original British invasion. Ticket info - call
(631)969-1101 or order online www.boultoncenter.org
Playcrafters received the
sad news that Bob Maletta's sister, Ann Marie passed away suddenly on
April 15. There will be a memorial to honor Ann Marie in July. Let's
keep Bob and his family in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
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